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MidAtlantic Farm Credit will be awarding $18,000 in scholarships to those who plan to or are currently continuing their education as full-time students at a college, university, or technical school. The applications, along with all required supplemental materials, are due by January 16, 2015. MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s scholarship program is available to high school students […]

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One thing that can be guaranteed to bring people together is good food. Richardson Farms in White Marsh, Maryland have taken the ideal of “farm to table” quite literally and have expanded their farm market to not just include produce from their farms, but a range of diverse products all produced from local agriculture operations […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit has announced October 31 as the deadline to register for the next class of the AgBiz Masters program. This two-year educational program is available to young, beginning, and minority farmers located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, who are interested in broadening their financial and management skill set as they […]

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What does the typical farm look like now-a-days? That’s a difficult question to answer especially when you consider the constant changes farmers are making to comply with regulations and even to supplement their income. Leon and Wendy Snyder of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, proudly manage three different agricultural operations and a concrete construction business – now that’s […]

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Jim Vincent began farming in Sussex County, Delaware with just a single-row cultivator and two mules. Today Jim’s grandsons, Ray and Clay, operate Vincent Farms in the same area as their grandfather, but in many different ways. Besides producing an array of fruits and vegetables in different locations to maximize their “growing season”, Ray and […]

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Crop insurance agents at area lender MidAtlantic Farm Credit want to remind producers that important fall sales closing dates are approaching for purchasing crop insurance. Wheat and barley sales close on September 30 and grape, apple, and peach sales close on November 20. Raising food and crops can be a very risky business, as drought, […]

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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Making the decision to begin a garden or a CSA is a big step in living a more sustainable life or generating income from farming your land. However, all crops are not created equal in terms of hardiness and required care levels. Some plants thrive being left alone after […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit, a members-owned cooperative and an institution of the national Farm Credit system, recently reported their second quarter financial results for 2014. Net income for the quarter was $12.0 million, comparable to the $12.1 million for the same quarter of 2013. For the first six months of 2014, net income increased 2 percent […]

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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Those that get into farming know the long labor hours they’ll be putting into field work, managing finances, and the many other tasks that come with the responsibility of producing food and other products. How can you tell if your farms’ profitability is enough to support paying a wage […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit announced the hiring of Emily Spence as a crop insurance agent based out of the association’s Denton, Maryland office. Spence will report directly to Kathi Levan, MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s crop insurance manager. In her new position, she will work with customers to provide solutions for areas of risk in their operation and […]

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